Saturday, December 14, 2019

Donor: European Union - Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme

Project duration: August 2019 – July 2021

Objective: Contribute to ending cyber sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) in youth (aged 15-19) intimate partner relationships, by especially empowering girls and supporting them to stand up to violence.

Main information about the project and envisaged activities:

This project is implemented in four countries (Croatia, Hungary, Serbia and Spain) and is coordinated by the Autonomous Women’s Center from Belgrade, while the implementing partners are „Fundacion Privada INDERA“ from Spain, „CESI – Centar za edukaciju, savjetovanje i istraživanje” from Croatia and  „Nők A Nőkért Együtt Az Erőszak Ellen Egyesület (NANE)” from Hungary.

Project activities include: 1) Collection of evidence on awareness of secondary school youth and teachers, on their attitudes/strategies to address cyber SGBV in youth partner relationships; 2) Building project partners’ capacities to better address cyber SGBV; 3) Education and encouragement of youth to stand up to SGBV; 4) Raising awareness of secondary school teachers on cyber SGBV and providing them with tools to address attitudes that encourage violence; 5) Facilitating mobilization of youth on the topic of cyber SGBV, focusing on empowerment of girls to stand up to cyber SGBV.

Donor:  Kvinna till Kvinna

 Project duration: January 2019 – December 2020

Project goal: Contribute to the establishment of comprehensive legal and policy solutions for the protection of women against violence, as conditions for the realisation of democracy, fundamental rights and women’s human rights, through the process of harmonisation with the EU values and acquis. Specific goal: Increased prioritization of women’s human rights by governments in the EU accession process through participation of women’s organisations.

General information about the project: Activities include 1) Monitoring reforms under Chapter 23 (fundamental rights: principle of non-discrimination, gender equality, social position of vulnerable groups and procedural safeguards) by AWC in partnership with the prEUgovor coalition. 2) Regular policy proposals and law amendments based on monitoring the implementation of the CoE Convention and UN Concluding observations by AWC, through policy dialogue between decision-makers, with active participation of media and citizens. 3) Strengthening capacities of AWC and women’s organisations for the increased participation in advocating for the rights of women in the national policy and laws, and for participation in the EU accession process.

Donor:  Federation of associations “2019 European Youth Capital – OPENS”

Project duration: February – November 2019

Project goals: The general goal is to lower tolerance for gender-based violence among youth and among those who work with youth. Specific goals are: 1) Increased capacities of representatives of secondary schools to respond to gender-based violence and domestic violence and 2) Increase awareness of youth organization representatives about the unacceptability of gender-based violence and improved knowledge about the causes, consequences and forms of gender-based violence, as well as about available protection and support.

General information about the project: Activities include direct work with representatives of youth organizations and activities for representatives of selected secondary schools of the South-Backa District.  Expect results are 1) improved capacities of youth organizations to recognize and provide basic information to youth about gender-based violence, and 2) more effective protection of pupils from gender-based and domestic violence in secondary schools.

Donor: AVON

Project duration: January – June 2019

Project goals: The long-term goal is to increase the experience of safety of young women from gender-based violence. Specific goals are 1) increasing the knowledge of secondary school pupils and encourage local activism of young women and men that contributes to the visibility of this problem and changes in attitudes and prejudice and 2) improving the response of education institutions to gender-based violence.

General information about the project: Based on our previous results and experiences in the field of prevention, activities include the implementation of a three-day girl empowerment and networking camp for 60 participants from different cities of Serbia. This activity aims to increase girls’ awareness and knowledge about different aspects of the lives of women, but seeks also to contribute to building local resources for future actions addressing discrimination, gender equality and violence against women. In addition to this, activities encompass the implementation of trainings for youth on gender-based violence in partner relationships in four secondary schools, as well as trainings for representatives of four schools on the role of education institutions in protection from gender-based and domestic violence.